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Gambling. What would happen if a commentator lost the lot on live TV?

As a society we’ve become dangerously accustomed to receiving our news from people with a stake in what they are reporting on.

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Maroons return loyalty policy, retain faith in ignoring Daly Cherry-Evans

Kevin Walters has reinstated Queensland’s loyalty policy for Game 3, vowing to ‘pick and stick’ with the blacklisting of Daly Cherry-Evans.

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Queensland are great, Blues choked. The end.

So … how did that happen?

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The Queensland champions rise one more time to humiliate the Blues

Even the greatest of champions must fall.

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Which Australian sport produces the greatest athletes? Part Three: Rugby league

Rugby league is a challenging sport for me to place. As a West Australian, my exposure to the code has been limited. Fortunately, we have rugby league expert and coach extraordinaire, Rohan Smith, to lend a helping hand.

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Pearce’s golden point realises Rooster resurgence

The Sydney Roosters have pulled off a miracle beating the Melbourne Storm 25-24 in Adelaide. A sensational game here in Adelaide – a contender for game of the season for sure – the Roosters simply phenomenal in the last few minutes of the game.

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Highlights: Broncos better Raiders 30-20

Brisbane have continued their winning ways over the Raiders with a 30-20 victory at GIO Stadium.

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Highlights: Cowboys squeak past Penrith

A last-minute sideline conversion from second rower Ethan Lowe has helped North Queensland escape with a thrilling 14-12 victory over Penrith in Townsville on Saturday.

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I want to pick my kids up, says Thurston

Johnathan Thurston will miss one of the biggest games of his decorated NRL career, but the decision to choose family ahead of his personal sporting goals was an easy one.

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Titans’ Hayne stars again in Campbelltown

A second-half explosion from Jarryd Hayne has fired Gold Coast to a 26-14 win over the Wests Tigers and snapped a four-game NRL losing streak.

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Warriors down Bulldogs in tight battle

The Warriors have kept up their push for a spot in the NRL top eight after grinding out a 21-14 win over Canterbury in Auckland.

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Johnathan Thurston’s Origin career over! Star playmaker ruled out for the season

Queensland’s hopes of retaining the State of Origin shield have been dealt a massive blow, with superstar halfback Johnathan Thurston ruled out for the rest of the season with a shoulder injury.

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Suncorp to be over capacity for Origin III

The NRL is in talks over extending Suncorp Stadium’s capacity for what former Queensland great Greg Dowling tips will be the biggest State of Origin clash of all time.

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James Maloney says Blues didn’t play dumb footy in Origin 2

James Maloney has taken exception to Andrew Johns’ scathing verdict that NSW played dumb football and failed to target a visibly injured Johnathan Thurston in the second half of Wednesday night’s State of Origin II loss.

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TELL US: What’s the worst part about being a Blues fan?

I’ve spent the overwhelming majority of my adult life watching New South Wales lose games of football.

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State of Origin: Man of the match selection process is broken

For just the fifth time ever, the man of the match in State of Origin was won by a player on the losing team. It was the wrong decision made without due process and left many baffled.

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Mitchell Pearce NSW Blues State of Origin NRL Rugby League 2017

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Boyd Cordner State of Origin NSW Blues NRL Rugby League 2017

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Josh Morris of the Blues is tackled by Johnathan Thurston of the Maroons

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Boyd Cordner of the Blues scores a try

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Dane Gagai scores

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Dane Gagai scores a try for Queensland

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Cameron Smith Queensland Maroons State of Origin NRL Rugby League 2017

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The Roar of the crowd

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Sydney Roosters vs Melbourne Storm: NRL live scores, blog

Match result: The Sydney Roosters have pulled off a miracle beating the Melbourne Storm 25-24 in Adelaide. A sensational game here in Adelaide – a contender for game of the season for sure – the Roosters simply phenomenal in the last few minutes of the game.

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Canberra Raiders vs Brisbane Broncos: NRL live scores, blog, highlights

Match result: Brisbane have continued their winning ways over the Raiders with a 30-20 victory at GIO Stadium.

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North Queensland Cowboys vs Penrith Panthers highlights: NRL scores, blog

Match result: A last-minute sideline conversion from second rower Ethan Lowe has helped North Queensland escape with a thrilling 14-12 victory over Penrith in Townsville on Saturday.

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Minutiae and mortals: The difference between Games 1 and 2

NSW are being lambasted for a poor performance in the second half of Game 2 of State of Origin, but the nous of their opposition has been underrated, and the magnitude of their win in Game 1 created an unrealistic expectation.

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Champions get the job done

By maximus182, Today
Champions get the job done

If anything’s to be taken out of Queensland’s triumphant win on Wednesday night over New South Wales, it’s that champions know how to get the job done.

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Storm vs Roosters preview: NRL Round 16

The table-topping Melbourne Storm will enter the clash against rivals the Sydney Roosters completely decimated by the impacts of a bruising Origin encounter on Wednesday night.

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Wests Tigers vs Gold Coast Titans: NRL live scores

The Wests Tigers and Gold Coast Titans are both at the point where they’re playing almost solely for pride, but that’s always worth playing for. Join The Roar for live scores from the match at Campbelltown Stadium on Friday night, starting from 7:50pm AEST.

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New Zealand Warriors vs Canterbury Bulldogs Highlights: NRL scores, blog

The New Zealand Warriors face the Canterbury Bulldogs this Friday night. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match from 6pm AEST.

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It’s a lopsided NRL draw, so whose ladder position is bogus?

With Round 16 of the NRL kicking off tonight, the similarities between now and 12 months ago offer a useful insight in the race to this year’s finals.

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NRL Round 16 Predictions Part One: Broncos to pile more misery on the Raiders

With another pulsating State of Origin clash in the books, attention turns to Round 16 of the NRL season.

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State of Origin 2017 Game 2 player ratings: Queensland Maroons

Queensland – with a little help from Jarryd Hayne, Mitchell Pearce and a whole lotta butterflies in the Blues’ bellies – have done what they always seem to do, snatching victory from the jaws of defeat with a last-gasp 18-16 win over NSW in Game 2 of the 2017 series at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium.

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State of Origin 2017 Game 2 player ratings: New South Wales Blues

The New South Wales Blues have lost State of Origin 2017 Game 2 by two points and will now have to play a decider in Brisbane. This is The Roar‘s player ratings for the Blues.

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The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 16

The NRL is now halfway through the Origin period so we are getting closer to a normal competition returning. Seven games await us in Round 16, and on paper it’s a tough round for The Roar‘s NRL expert tippers.

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Origin series still alive after Maroons win Game II

The 2017 State of Origin series will be decided at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium on July 12 after Queensland scored a thrilling 18-16 win in the second game at ANZ Stadium last night.

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My player ratings for Origin 2

By Willie La'ulu, 22 Jun 2017
My player ratings for Origin 2

What a game that was! The Queensland ‘never say die’ attitude was on show last night.

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State of Origin 2017: Five talking points from Game 2

The Queensland Maroons have levelled the 2017 State of Origin series with a thrilling 18-16 win over the New South Wales Blues in Game 2, forcing a decider in Brisbane.

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Dane Gagai scoring a try

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Billy Moore: Origin Legend

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Kevin Walters smiles

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Billy Slater runs the ball for the Maroons in State of Origin

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Queensland players celebrate Billy Slater's try during Game 3 of the 2014 State of Origin Series. (AAP Image/Dan Peled)

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Cameron Smith Queensland Maroons State of Origin NRL Rugby League 2017

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Coen Hess North Queensland Cowboys NRL Rugby League 2016

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NSW Blues State of Origin NRL Rugby League 2017

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Cameron Smith Australia Kangaroos Rugby League Anzac Test 2017

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